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It's the 21st Century, and Ray Ferrier is trying to be a normal father to his two kids, but unbeknownst to him and the rest of the world, they are about to be attacked by beings from another world. No where is safe anymore, as Ferrier and his family must travel across the country to reach Boston.
They're already here.
Also Known As:
Out of the Night
Party in Fresno
Title: War Of The Worlds
Release Date: June 23, 2005
Runtime: 116 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.
Tom Cruise ...Ray Ferrier
Dakota Fanning ...Rachel Ferrier
Miranda Otto ...Mary Ann
Justin Chatwin ...Robbie
Tim Robbins ...Harlan Ogilvy
Rick Gonzalez ...Vincent
yul Vazquez ...Julio (as yul Vazquez)
Lenny Venito ...Manny the Mechanic
Lisa Ann Walter ...Bartender
Ann Robinson ...Grandmother
Gene Barry ...Grandfather
David Alan Basche ...Tim
Roz Abrams ...Herself
Michael Brownlee ...TV Reporter, Osaka
Camillia Sanes ...News Producer
Marlon young ...News Cameraman
John Eddins ...News Van Driver
Peter Gerety ...Hatch Boss / Load Manager
David Harbour ...Dock Worker
Miguel Antonio Ferrer ...Brazilian Neighbor
January LaVoy ...Brazilian Neighbor's Wife
Stephen Gevedon ...Neighbor with Lawnmower
Julie White ...Woman
Marianne Ebert ...Hysterical Woman (as Marianni Ebert)
Rafael Sardina ...Mechanic's Assistant
Amy Ryan ...Neighbor with Toddler
Ed Vassallo ...Intersection Guy
Michael Arthur ...Intersection Guy
Danny Hoch ...Intersection Guy Cop
Sharrieff Pugh ...Man Studying Street
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War Of The Worlds Horror Film Trailer 1
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War Of The Worlds Horror Film Trailer 4
"Little Deuce Coupe"
"If I Ruled the World"
"Enigma Vibe 2"
"Sailor Moon BGM"
More Movie Taglines:
- They're already here.
- This Summer, the last war on Earth won't be started by humans.
- [first lines] Narrator: No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.
Ray Ferrier: Get in, Manny, or you're gonna die!
Ray Ferrier: We're leaving this house in 60 seconds.
Ray Ferrier: There's nothing living in that direction!
Ogilvy: They've been planning this for a million years. We're beat to shit. Ray Ferrier: Please. My daughter. Ogilvy: Think about it. They defeated the greatest power in the world in a couple days. Walked right over us. And these were only the first. They'll keep coming. This is not a war any more than there's a war between men and maggots... This is an extermination.
- Initially estimated to have a 2007 release date, this film was abruptly green-lighted in mid-August 2004 for a 2005 release, when director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise happened to become available when other projects stalled.
Director Trademark: [Steven Spielberg] [Music] score by John Williams.
During the filming of the underwater scenes (where the ferry capsizes) Steven Spielberg played a prank on Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning by playing the dramatic music from Jaws (1975) (also one of Spielberg's films) through the massive underwater speakers on the sound stage.
According to an interview with Miranda Otto, she originally turned down the part offered by Steven Spielberg as she was newly pregnant. However, Spielberg wanted her to play the part and changed the script to incorporate her pregnancy into the role.
In the cellar, note the multi-colored lights just prior to the probe entering. This references the red, blue and green lights from the probe in the 1953 version of the film, The War of the Worlds (1953), though no part of the probe in this film emits any of those colors.
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